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50 Assessment Approaches

50 Assessment Approaches
Simple, easy and effective ways to assess learners

March 2020 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
This reader-friendly and accessible text introduces 50 assessment approaches, and explores how they work in practice by taking an honest look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one. For each approach, the authors include in-practice examples taken from a range of teaching contexts. The book provides valuable ideas and tips for new and existing teachers and assessors.

The text explores the advantages and disadvantage of every approach, equipping teachers with the knowledge to assess and select the correct approach for their subject and their learners.

If you are a new or beginning teacher looking for new approaches to assessment to use with your learners today - this is the book you need.
1. Assignments
2. Cards and games
3. Case study
4. Charts and posters
5. Checklist
6. Digital storytelling
7. Discussions and debates
8. End-point assessment
9. Essay or dissertation
10. Exit and entry tickets
11. Holistic assessment
12. Interview
13. Learner demonstration
14. Learner statement
15. Listening tests
16. Multiple-choice questions
17. Naturally occurring evidence
18. Observation
19. Online assessment
20. Oral questioning
21. Peer assessment
22. Photographic testimony
23. Portfolio or e-portfolio
24. Presentation
25. Problem sets
26. Product evidence
27. Professional discussion
28. Projects
29. Questioning
30. Quizzes
31. Recognition of prior learning
32. Reflective log
33. Report writing
34. Role play
35. Self-assessment
36. Showcase
37. Simulation
38. Skills scan
39. Three, two, one
40. Tutorial review
41. Two-stage digest
42. Venn diagram
43. Video
44. Viva
45. Vlogs, blogs and podcasts
46. Walk and talk
47. Witness testimonies
48. Workplace documentation
49. Worksheet
50. Written tests and examinations

Sharron Mansell

Sharron started delivering education and training programmes on a part time basis in 1987, before progressing into a full-time career in further education in 2000. She has gained practical work-based skills and a wide and varied understanding of schools’ provision, further and higher education, apprenticeships and full cost courses.  Starting her career as a teacher in a land-based specialist college, she progressed to course management before taking responsibility for several departments within a large further education college. Sharron further developed her knowledge and skills within the sector when her role changed to Head of... More About Author

Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee... More About Author

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